Tucker’s Blog

Cross-posted at Education Week. On June 28, the Fordham Institute published a blog by Checker Finn titled "Schools Are Still Peddling the Self-Esteem Hoax" that sparked an energetic and interesting debate.  I thought I would weigh in. In his piece, Checker takes aim at the 'self-esteem' movement,...

Cross-posted at Education Week. Many American educators have a rather smug view of Asia as the home of rote learning and nose-to-the-grindstone schools.  While this may have been true years ago, a new report from Asia Society should put that image to rest.  "Advancing 21st Century...

Cross-posted at Education Week. For most of us, the pantheon of education is populated mainly by great teachers. For others, it is populated by researchers who have made indelible contributions to the literature or critics who provided intellectual leadership for ground-breaking reforms. On June 6, NCEE and...

Cross-posted at Education Week. For most of us, the pantheon of education is populated mainly by great teachers. For others, it is populated by researchers who have made indelible contributions to the literature or critics who provided intellectual leadership for ground-breaking reforms. But, for me, the prize...